STPSA 2024: The 18th IEEE International Workshop on Security, Trust, and Privacy for Software Applications

This workshop will bring researchers from academia and industry to discuss methods and tools to achieve security, trust, and privacy goals of both pervasive and non-pervasive software applications. This workshop will focus on techniques, experiences and lessons learned with respect to the state of art for the security, trust, and privacy aspects of both pervasive and non-pervasive software applications along with some open issues.

Information security has become a major concern for software and applications. Software systems must be engineered with reliable protection mechanisms with respect to security, privacy, and trust, while still delivering the expected value of the software to their customers. The traditional approaches to secure a system (e.g., IDS, firewalls) are no longer sufficient to address many security, trust, and privacy (STP) issues. These issues should be addressed by building more effective STP-aware software applications. The principal obstacle in developing STP-aware software is that current software specification, design, implementation, and testing practices do not include adequate methods and tools to achieve security, trust, and privacy goals. Further, emerging techniques such as blockchain bring on new challenges to adopt them into developing STP-aware software and applications. In this workshop, we welcome papers on existing and emerging challenges and requirements of security, privacy, and trust for software applications.

As most systems are now connected to the Internet, the attack space has increased dramatically, and threat scenarios have many variations. Traditional security measures do not fit well for the software of pervasive applications. Since location and contexts are key attributes of pervasive applications, the privacy issues need to be handled in a more novel manner than traditional software applications. Therefore, we have a special consideration to papers on security, privacy, and trust for pervasive applications.

Scope of the workshop

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Security, trust, and privacy (STP)-aware software development, and practices
  • STP requirements elicitation and specification
  • Models and languages for STP-aware software design
  • STP challenges for pervasive computing applications
  • Testing STP properties of software/applications
  • STP management and usability issues in software/applications
  • User interfaces for STP-aware pervasive and non-pervasive computing applications
  • STP challenges in e-services, e.g., e-health, e-government, e-banking, e-commerce, e-marketing, and other web-based and pervasive applications
  • STP challenges in mobile applications
  • STP for applications in cyber-physical systems (CPS)/Internet of things (IoT)
  • Formal models for ensuring STP in software/applications
  • STP issues for handheld device software applications such as healthcare
  • Blockchain technologies for STP-aware software/applications
  • Teaching, innovative course or curriculum for STP-aware software/applications
  • Experience reports on developing STP-aware software
  • Ethical issues in STP-aware software/application development
  • Experience reports on developing STP-aware software

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

IEEE Conference Publishing Policies

All submissions must adhere to IEEE Conference Publishing Policies.

IEEE Cross Check

All submission will be screened for plagiarized material through the IEEE Cross Check portal.

Important Dates – Workshops

Workshop, Fast Abstract, SRS, JC  papers due
April 15, 2024  Extended to April 21

May 1, 2024

Camera Ready & Registration due
May 25, 2024

Workshop Co-Chairs

Hossain Shahriar, University of West Florida, USA
Email: hshahria[at]

Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, Florida International University, USA
Email: marahman[at]

Program Co-Chairs

Debbie Perouli, Marquette University, USA
Email: despoina.perouli[at]

Abdullah Farooq, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA
Email: farooqa[at]

Program Committee

To be confirmed